1985 Great Britain UK 4-Coin Gold Proof Set ( w/Box & COA )
This beautiful proof coin set contains 2 oz of pure gold and is a valuable addition to your collection .
The United Kingdom ‘s legal bid gold coins for 1985 consist the five-pounds, two pounds, autonomous and half-sovereign painstakingly struck in proof quality by Royal Mint craftsmen in 22 carat gold.
The first autonomous was struck during the predominate of Henry VII ( 1485-1509 ). Henry VII took a especial interest in the neologism, and because the obverse of the new coin depicted the King enthroned in imperial luster, it was known as a sovereign. It continued to be struck until curtly after the accession of James I in 1603, when it was replaced by other gold coins and finally in 1663 by the celebrated aureate guinea fowl.
In 1817, as separate of a wide-ranging reform of the neologism, the sovereign and its accompanying half-sovereign were reintroduce by George III. provision was besides made for five and two pound pieces, but these have never circulated freely. They have normally been struck only for inclusion in sets of coins issued following the accession of a modern monarch, or when there has been a general change in the design of the neologism.
The 1985 set is of extra matter to to collectors of United Kingdom gold coins because they all bear on the obverse the raw effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. Inscribed within the border of the coin are the words and letters “ ELIZABETH II, ” “ DEI, ” “ GRA, ” “ REG ”, “ F ” “ D ”. The letters F and D stand for the Latin words ” fidei defensor, ” which translates to ” Defender of the Faith ” in English.
The reverse english of the british Sovereign mint features St.George slaying the Dragon, one of the most iconic images on british neologism. This design has been used on british neologism for more than 150 years, and is one of the oldest numismatic designs still in regular function. This delineation was created by Benedetto Pistrucci ‘s, and his initials, ” BF, ” are found in the lower right of the bullion coin. Along with his initials is the year ( 1985 ) at the bottomland of the mint .
The proof coins in this collection have been struck to the highest standards, using dressed dies and particularly selected blanks. Their appearance has been far enhanced by the attractive frosted complete of the designs .
Like all of our other gold coin sets, this one is guaranteed to be 100 % authentic. detail will be wrapped and packaged safe for pitch.